Traditional music highlights of the week
Meditations on Dún Laoghaire port and open singing session in the Teachers’ Club
Nick Roth’s highly inventive ensemble, Yurodny, premiere a new suite in the Pavilion
Wednesday, December 13
The Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm €20/€18 paviliontheatre.ie
Celebrating 10 years together, Nick Roth’s highly inventive ensemble premiere a new suite, Wave, a product of his time as artist in residence at the DLR Lexicon. A mediation on the significance of Dún Laoghaire’s port in the making of journeys, and asks wider social questions around the movements of peoples around the world. Yurodny meld traditional and contemporary sounds with a fluidity and imagination that’s all too rare, so tonight’s performance (also featuring a “best of” the ensemble’s finest music over the past decade) promises to be something very special.
Friday, December 15
An Góilín Singers Club
The Teachers’ Club, 36, Parnell Square 9pm €3 goilin.com
Join club regulars, Jerry O’Reilly, Fergus Russell, Frank Nugent, Antaine Ó Farcháin, Mick Keeley and Máire Ní Chróinín for an open singing session where singers are welcome with songs in any language. This weekly singing circle guarantees singers an attentive audience, and is a place where novice and stalwart hold equal sway.